Sunday 27 September
Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30.

The Seraphim Trio

In My Lady's Chamber

A Prelude in Tea Concert

Three very different piano trios speak to the private/public nature of chamber music. Clara Schumann's piano trio is a consummate example of 'chamber music,' constructed with great intimacy and poetry, while Fanny Mendelssohn's piano trio constitutes an enormous challenge to the genre. This is a piano concerto masquerading as a piano trio, and perhaps reflects the composer's thwarted ambitions to transcend the world of private music-making for a more public sphere. Seraphim Trio is delighted to present the Australian premiere of Australian composer Elizabeth Younan's Piano Trio. Composed as a single movement, it explores musical texture, constructing an organic structure from fragmented musical cells and mosaics. combined with more complex revisions made later in life.

ELIZABETH YOUNAN Piano Trio
FANNY MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in D minor Op.11 
CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17 

FANNY MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in D minor Op.11 

Single tickets:  Adult $49, Concession $32, Student $22, Child $17

Subscriptions from $87 Concession and $132 Adult.

Approximately 1 hour 30 mins with intermission

Over the last two decades, Helen Ayres, Anna Goldsworthy and Tim Nankervis have remained steadfastly committed to chamber music – from building the contemporary repertoire, to developing new audiences and teaching the next generation of performers. Inspiring others through intelligent programming and a deep knowledge and love of chamber music, Seraphim Trio never fails to delight audiences. Winners of the Piano Trio Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Australian National Chamber Music Competition in 2001 (now the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition), Seraphim Trio has regularly performed at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Peninsular Summer Music Festival and in 2013, Opera Australia’s Ring Festival in Melbourne. Alongside its acclaimed subscription series Seraphim Trio is frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM and on the MBS network, and maintains a robust commissioning program. Seraphim frequently collaborates with Australia's leading musicians: including Diana Doherty, Paul Dean, Lisa Harper-Brown, David Elton, and most recently with Paul Kelly. The group has studied in Germany with Hatto Beyerle, and in Australia with William Hennessy, Eleonora Sivan, Mark Mogilevski, Ronald Farren-Price and Lois Simpson.

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for the popular Prelude in Tea Sunday concert series, famously featuring a luscious afternoon tea served from 2:30, followed by a 3:30 concert from some of Australia’s best and most exciting small ensembles. Cake from 2:30, Concert at 3:30. A Prelude in Tea concert is the perfect Sunday afternoon out.

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